NEW College students will compete against other schools and colleges in a popular e-sports videogame tournament - and one lucky student is designing its official trophy.

Dan Parker took part in the Overwatch Digital Schoolhouse Esports Tournament last year as a commentator while fellow students helped produce the event, played matches against opponents, and worked with the media .He won a prize for his efforts and is now working on a trophy which is inspired by retro gaming.

Dan said: "This time around I will be taking on a more managerial role and am so pleased to say that I’ll be working on designing the trophy for the tournament. I’ve received some fantastic guidance and had some great mentoring from my lecturer Tony. This has really helped me develop a design that I feel highlights the main elements of gaming and the things that bring this amazing community together."

Once Dan's design is finalised, it will be created using a 3D printer and delivered to Digital Schoolhouse, ready for grand finale at London’s Gfinity Arena in April as part of the London Games Festival.

Project lead and assistant curriculum manager in IT and computing Tony Gilbert said: "Being asked to create the trophy this year is a great achievement. Dan has been super excited about helping out and he has taken ownership of the project. He has been able to develop new skills and apply them to his coursework. We are so excited for DSH and the winners of the e-sports tournament to receive the trophy."